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HIGHLIGHTS, STREAM LINK: Man City leads Spurs off KDB brilliance

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It’s been sloppy at times on the whole, but a few moments of beautiful football have Manchester City leading Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium.

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It’s 2-1 after 45 minutes, with Spurs countering tactically and literally after the hosts took a deserved lead.

Kevin De Bruyne has provided both of Man City’s assists, the first for Raheem Sterling‘s acute header — maybe this one’s on Hugo Lloris — and the second to Sergio Aguero in his office.

Spurs countered when Tanguy Ndombele played Erik Lamela into the final third.

The Argentine’s finish was deceptive and exquisite, using two men to curl a ball around the screened

HIGHLIGHTS: USWNT holds off France in riveting World Cup quarterfinal

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The United States women’s national team advanced to its eighth-straight World Cup semifinal with a 2-1 defeat of France on Friday.

[ MORE: France-USWNT recap | Player ratings ]

The Yanks jumped out to a 2-0 lead through a Megan Rapinoe free kick and a follow-up Rapinoe goal set-up by Tobin Heath.

That wasn’t all, though, as France tested the USWNT plenty over the final half-hour.

France center back Wendie Renard scored a trademark header to put the hosts back in the match, but the Yanks shut down the threat and moved on to the next (England, on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET).

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and left back Crystal Dunn both answered their critics, while Julie Ertz and Becky Sauerbrunn continued their outstanding USWNT tenures in helping the U.S. lock down the win.

Here are the full highlights, via Telemundo Deportes:

WATCH: Stoke’s dizzying passing clinic overwhelms Sunderland

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Marko Arnautovic started a gorgeous bit of one-touch passes that left Sunderland bamboozled en route to his second goal of Saturday’s first half at the Stadium of Light.

Stoke City’s Austrian playmaker helped the Potters go pinball through David Moyes‘ Black Cats, combining with Xherdan Shaqiri and Peter Crouch for a pit of ping-ping-ping-ping-goal.

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For a team that’s signed its fair share of Blaugranas, there was definitely a bit of Barcelona to the goal. Admittedly, though, Sunderland helped with a fair bit of goofy defending.

It’s 3-1 at the break. Watch the second half here.

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Premier League AT HALF: Four between Stoke, Sunderland

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We’ve got goals in half of Saturday’s 10 a.m. EDT kickoffs, including four at the Stadium of Light.

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Halftime has Stoke City on top at Sunderland by a 3-1 margin, keyed by a Marko Arnautovic brace.

[ STREAM: “Goal Rush” here ]

There are a few nil-nils dotting the landscape as well, as the Premier League sandwiches six matches between Spurs’ destruction of West Brom and a prime time, NBC battle between Leicester City and Chelsea.

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke City

Jason Denayer‘s midfield giveaway led to a 1v1 showdown between Marko Arnautovic and Vito Mannone. The latter saved the former’s first shot, but Arnautovic blasted his second offering home to give the Potters an away lead.

Arnautovic added a second before Peter Crouch nodded home a third Stoke goal, and David Moyes hot seat isn’t getting any cooler despite Jermain Defoe‘s late half marker. Here’s the top marker:

Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Penalty given within two minutes! Ryan Fraser has shown he can draw these things, and Junior Stanislas was happy to finish.

Abel Hernandez returned to the starting lineup and the score sheet for Hull, leveling things before the break.

Swansea City 0-1 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud remains red-hot, and has poured cold water on a promising start from Swansea City.

West Ham United 0-0 Crystal Palace

No Dimitri Payet for the hosts, and both teams are looking toward their target strikers: Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke.

Burnley 0-0 Southampton

This is a game that is currently happening. That’s the best that can be said from a tooth-and-nail offering at Turf Moor.

Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Not much cooking at Vicarage Road, where stingy Aitor Karanka and Boro are looking for a road win.

 

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WATCH: Both of Yaya Toure’s goals as Man City returns in style

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What a morning.

From the moment he was announced as a surprising to starter to well past kickoff, Yaya Toure’s name danced through the Premier League stratosphere.

It will continue to do so after the Ivorian scored not once but twice in his first Premier League game under Pep Guardiola.

[ MORE: Match recap | Yaya responds ]

The first was a Barcelona-infused deep possession from City, with Toure influentially touching the ball several times in combining with Nolito for the opener.

Connor Wickham had leveled for Crystal Palace, but Toure ghosted into the box to convert a corner kick and give City all three points.

Next up for City is a road Champions League tilt with Borussia Monchengladbach before staying on the road for a PL match at Burnley. Will Yaya continue to feature?